As classy a bottle as you might expect from veteran winemaker Laurent Montalieu. Once again the fruit is crystal clear, setting up fresh pear, green apple and pink grapefruit flavors against crisp, juicy acidity. The finish is lively and spicy.
Racy in acidity, this unoaked wine was bottled early to preserve fresh fruitiness. It’s clean and dry in the mouth, with fine, delicate flavors of citrus fruits, apricots, white peaches, green apples and a touch of honeysuckle and stony minerals. A brilliantly racy wine that needs no wood to be opulent and compelling.
The only trouble with this bargain-priced version of a vendange tardive Pinot Gris will be finding some, as only 40 cases were imported. At only 11.6% alcohol, there’s plenty of sugar left in the wine (67 g/l), concentrated and enriched by the inclusion of 50% botrytis-affected fruit. The impressions are of honeyed pineapple, ripe melon and peach preserves…
Balanced and fresh, with a mix of pear, quince, melon and apple, lightly dusted with baking spices, this appealing Pinot Gris is a fine match for salmon, halibut, and other Northwest seafood. Textural, laced with refreshing minerality, and persistent into a long finish, this is Oregon PG at its best.
Another fine success for Adelsheim, a founding Oregon winery currently on a quality roll. Elegant and crisply defined, this textbook Pinot Gris begins with a mix of fresh pear, honeydew and gooseberry, then refreshes the palate with juicy acids and some light citrus skin flavors.
A textbook example of Oregon Pinot Gris, this is bursting with citrus and pear fruit. Immaculately clean and crisp, the bright fruit and lively mouthfeel continue into a lingering, satisfying, tangy finish. All stainless- steel fermented.
Lovely scents suggest citrus rind, lemon cake, honeycomb, candied orange and more. Substantial fruit flavors run from lime on through ripe pineapple, and the supporting structure offers a firm foundation of acid and extract, with a pleasingly long finish.
Spicy and showing some sweetness around the edges, presumably from a bit of residual sugar. Lovely fruit is the highlight here, textural and luscious with flavors of pears and apricots. Vivid acidity cuts through the fleshy core.